About the author

Ann Cleeves (born 1954) is an English crime-writer. In 2006 she won the inaugural Duncan Lawrie Dagger, the richest crime-writing prize in the world, for her novel Raven Black. Cleeves was born in Herefordshire and brought up in north Devon; she studied English at the University of Sussex but dropped out and then took up various jobs including cook at the Fair Isle bird observatory, auxiliary coastguard, probation officer, library outreach worker and child care officer. She lives in Whitley Bay, and is widowed with two daughters.

The Vera Stanhope novels have been dramatised as the TV detective series Vera and the Jimmy Perez novels as the series Shetland.

In 2014 Cleeves was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Sunderland. In 2015, Cleeves was the Programming Chair for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival & the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. In 2015, she was shortlisted for the Dagger in the Library UK Crime Writers' Association award for an author's body of work in British libraries (UK) In February 2019 Ann Cleeves appeared on Desert Island Discs.

Hejrens skrig

En North Devon-krimi

Det er en usædvanligt varm sommer i North Devon, og turisterne strømmer til kysten. Vicekriminalkommissær Matthew Venn bliver kaldt ud til et gerningssted på en landlig ejendom beboet af en gruppe kunstnere. 

Her finder han et nøje iscenesat mord: En lokal læge, Dr. Yeo, er blevet dræbt med et skår fra en glasvase, som hans glaspusterdatter har lavet. Dr. Yeo virker som et usandsynligt mordoffer. Han var en god mand, forgudet af sin datter og vellidt i lokalmiljøet, hvor han kæmpede for patienternes rettigheder. 

Da man finder endnu et lig, dræbt på samme måde som det første, må Matthew Venn træde varsomt og navigere med snilde i de mange løgne, der gemmer sig under overfladen i det lille lokalsamfund. Og sagen går faretruende tæt på hans eget privatliv. 

Hejrens skrig er andet selvstændige bind i serien om kriminalkommissær Matthew Venn. En overraskende og stemningsfuld krimi fra det nordlige Devons naturskønne omgivelser. Første bind i serien, Døden på stranden, findes nu som tv-serie, ligesom de populære tv-serier Vera og Shetland.
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Edition1
Printed pages384
Publish date17 Aug 2022
Published byGads Forlag
Languagedan
ISBN print9788712059370